Safer Internet Day 2023
About Safer Internet Day
Safer Internet Day is celebrated globally in February each year to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology for children and young people, and to inspire a national conversation about using technology responsibly, respectfully, critically, and creatively. The theme for Safer Internet Day 2023 is 'Want to talk about it? Making space for conversations about life online.' Coordinated by the UK Safer Internet Centre, this day see’s organisations from across the country getting involved to promote safe and responsible use of digital technology for children and young people.
What will my child be doing in school?
Safer Internet Day is part of our Children's Mental Health Week at Violet Way next week. There will be a class assembly on Tuesday around the theme of talking about online activity. One lesson on Tuesday (or during children’s computer lesson this week) will be focused on the Safer Internet Day theme.
How can parents support their children?
From cyberbullying to social networking to digital identity, each year Safer Internet Day aims to raise awareness of emerging online issues and current concerns. Asking young people what they enjoy most about the internet can help make talking about what they do online a part of normal family life, say safety experts. And by building it into everyday conversations, families can build trust and understanding so that if young people encounter a bad experience online they can talk about it with their parents or carers without fearing the consequences. Watch this short clip to help you start a conversation: Safer Internet Day 2023 - film for parents and carers - YouTube
Ensuring children stay safe in the online world can be a daunting task for children. However, there are lots of simple things you can do to help promote positive, safe online activity. Please click on the attachments to access resources linked to online safety. In addition, we have a range of advice and links to websites to support parents on our online safety page.